It was great to return to Paris for Pharmapack 2023; a key annual packaging and drug delivery conference. The HD team had a great couple of days at the conference connecting with clients, suppliers and experts about the latest research and innovation in pharmaceutical packaging & drug delivery. Here’s a brief rundown of our time and key take aways from Pharmapack 2023:
Pharmapack 2023 was a great opportunity to kick start the year by connecting with clients, suppliers and other industry experts. There was a wealth of insight and information shared during the conference particularly surrounding key topics of sustainability, patient centricity, connectivity, high volume drug delivery and the trade-offs between these key areas of focus to create optimal devices. Despite a general industry push towards developing devices that are better for both people and planet, through a range of discussions, it has been interesting to uncover which of these key areas various pharmaceutical companies and suppliers are truly championing with current and future pipelines.
“The entire drug delivery supply chain should be, and is already starting to, only work with vendors that are aligned with PSCI’s sustainability goals in a push to be carbon neutral by 2050.” – Sanofi
“Trade back schemes can be powerful depending on the device and system in question however, looking across all sectors, uptake has been 30% at maximum to date.” – Anthesis Group
“On average, healthcare staff receive 30 minutes of sustainability training per year. This includes instructions for the disposal of all elements of their work from devices to toilet paper – this is not adequate.” – Sanofi
Witnessing how these key themes develop, combine and come into fruition in 2023 and beyond to influence packaging and drug delivery is an exciting prospect – one that we look forward to playing a pioneering part of in projects here at Haughton Design.
Pharmapack 2023 was filled with high quality speakers, exhibitors, and workshops – we’re already looking forward to returning in 2024! If you weren’t able to attend the conference this year, we’d love to catch up and discuss how our design team could help responsibly accelerate your device development projects – please get in touch.